ABOUT CHTOUKA AIT BAHA
Want to discover Chtouka Ait Baha? There are a thousand and one ways to do so. The province of Chtouka Ait Baha abounds in touristic potentialities among which we would mention the igoudars in particular which are built in the middle of a rich and unspoilt natural landscape, as well as the cultural richness of the indigenous communities who have managed to keep intact their values and centuries-old traditions.
These assets make it a destination for lovers of adventure, ecotourism and cultural tourism. The province of Chtouka-Ait Baha is a predominantly rural subdivision of the Moroccan region of Souss-Massa.
Its capital is Biougra. The province of Chtouka Ait Baha, with a surface area of 3,523 square km, is bordered to the north by the prefecture of Inezgane-Ait Melloul, to the east by the province of Taroudant, to the south by the province of Tiznit, to the west by the Atlantic and had a population of more than 300,000 in 2014.
Water is so scarce in the mountains of southern Morocco that a dam and its lake, which supplies water to the city of Aït Baha, is a real surprise to find at the bend in road number 105.
There is a stunning landscape with a small village and its minaret on the bank at Tlata Uoanass. Chtouka Ait Baha has 90,175 ha of forests, including 83,830 ha of argan trees, which produce 420,000 litres of argan oil per year. This is the major characteristic of this province; with its 3,523 square km of fertile land, it is considered the agricultural centre of the region.
The economy of the province is based on irrigation (the Youssef Ben Tachfine dam) with an irrigated area, in the plain of Massa, of 19,200 ha.
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